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Copy paste texts problem in After effect

New Here ,
Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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Hi, after the new update AE does not copy texts from external sources. This is really frustrating, I tried 2 computers and there is the same problem. 

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Adobe Employee , Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021
Hi all, After Effects 18.4.1 has been released to fix this bug. Thanks, Rameez

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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Without any system info and critical details like from which program you are trying to paste text, what language, what font, what formatting and so on nobody really can unriddle this for you. If it really was so widespread the forum would be full of complaints, but apparently it isn't, so there must be something specific to your situation.

 

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New Here ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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Hi, thanks for the quick reply. I tried copying texts in Ai or PS and everything worked fine, so the problem is with Ae. When I try to copy texts from the Assana app or from Word or from another text document, I can paste them in Ai, Ps or in web browsers, but when I try to paste them in AE it does not register. I pasted with ctrl+v, but even when I paste with these steps EDIT PASTE in this section, I can not click PASTE because it did not register that I want to paste something. If I copy some text into AE, I can perform the PASTE action, but it just does not work for other sources. I have a plugin in Animation Composer 3 for AE, there are presets for texts, I can paste texts in this plugin but in the normal T (horizontal writing tool) I cannot paste. I tried resetting my keyboard shortcuts, bet nothing changed. I tried to open different AE projects, but there is the same problem

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New Here ,
Jul 25, 2021 Jul 25, 2021

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Hi here the same problem with a simple text from WordPad font Arial....

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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I have the same problem too!

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New Here ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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I also have this problem. After updating, AE can't paste.

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New Here ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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I have the same problem

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New Here ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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I have the same problem. I can't paste any text into the composition.

After the last update version 18.4.0
MacOS BigSur 11.4

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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Hi all,

 

Thanks for writing in.

We're investigating this issue. Would you mind sharing your system specifications (CPU, GPU, RAM, OS) and a screen recording of the issue?

We're here to help, just need more info.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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New Here ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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It's very complicated to work with this bug.

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New Here ,
Jul 27, 2021 Jul 27, 2021

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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New Here ,
Aug 02, 2021 Aug 02, 2021

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Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor 3.59 GHz
Installed RAM 32.0 GB
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Pen and touch No pen or touch input is available for this display

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New Here ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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I also can't seem to copy and paste any text in After effects rom any application. website, text editor, anything. Quite frustrating, also recently updated. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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Hello, have the same problem after the last update. Adobe please find a solution.

 

A little workaround (it's not a solution but an option): paste the text into a Photoshop file, import the file into AfterEffects file and convert the layer to a text layer...

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 24, 2021 Jul 24, 2021

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AE 18.4.0 build 41 here!

Windows 10, AMD Rizen 9 3900, GTX 1080, 64 gigs of RAM.

 

The only way it works for me is close AE, copy the text from the source and only then re-opens AE and paste.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 24, 2021 Jul 24, 2021

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This is a confirmed bug. AE Beta does not have the problem.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 02, 2021 Aug 02, 2021

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Beta version DOES have the same problem.

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New Here ,
Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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Hello, I have the same problem, no matter where the text comes from, after effects does not paste the information.

But I found something that can be helpful, in the timeline unfold the arrow of the layer and then the text one and in the Source text field you can paste the text you just have to make sure that it is between quotes "text line"

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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Hi,

It's strange, but is working! Thanks!

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New Here ,
Aug 02, 2021 Aug 02, 2021

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Same problem here man. I reinstalled and then worked, but then it stopped after I launched a new project.

 

Really really frustrating, please this is a major issue.

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New Here ,
Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

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Non of the suggestions work for me - when wil this be fixed?

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

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Hi all,

 

This is a known bug and the After Effects team is working on a fix. Meanwhile, please try the workaround given in this discussion: https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-beta/can-t-copy-paste-text-from-other-apps-into-after-e...

 

Thanks,

Rameez

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New Here ,
Aug 08, 2021 Aug 08, 2021

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Having same issue. Even though small, this a pretty big issue escpeially when tyring to incoporate text changes from a client in mulitple langauges.  

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2021 Aug 16, 2021

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It's tied to how you open AE and your project. The workaround link from Rameez_Khan works. 

 

PC user here. I opened a project and was unable to copy/paste from a text doc. I exited AE (shut down the app). Then used the Windows Start pull-up menu to open AE (clicking on the AE icon). Next, use File/Open Project to select your project file. Opening an AE comp in that manner should enable copy/paste from external apps. 

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